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For Immediate Release: 03/27/2013
CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office
857-368-8500

Public Information Meeting- Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project- Tuesday, April 9

Public Information Meeting

for the

Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Shriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium

51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA

The purpose of this meeting is to present details on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation design/build (D/B) project, including the traffic management plans and schedule, and introduce the project team. Following the presentation, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and D/B staff from the White-Skanska-Consigli J.V. (WSC) will lead a discussion to gather public comments and answer questions.

The rehabilitation will address the bridge's current structural deficiencies, upgrade its structural capacity and bring it up to modern code, including improving multimodal access and bridge-to-city-street connections to meet accessibility guidelines. The repairs and modifications will be consistent with the historic character of the bridge and comply with environmental standards. 

WSC will begin preliminary activities to prepare for construction soon. The work includes borings and other investigations, and curb modifications and the addition of a traffic signal at Charles Circle.

This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. Accessibility accommodations and language services will be provided free of charge, upon request, as available. Such services include documents in alternate formats, translated documents, assistive listening devices, and interpreters (including American Sign Language). For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone 857-368-8580, fax 857-368-0602, TTD/TTY 857-368-0603 or by email MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us. Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.

To be added to the project email or US Mail distribution lists, please contact Stephanie Boundy, Public Outreach Coordinator for MassDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Program, at 857-368-8904 or stephanie.boundy@state.ma.us. The Shriners Hospitals Auditorium is accessible.    

Please share this notice with others you think may be interested in the project.

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